The competition has been called off due to the ongoing pandemic

Renaud Capucon

Renaud Capuçon, the competition’s artistic director
Photo: Simon Fowler

Owing to the ongoing Covid pandemic, the Concours international Long Thibaud Crespin, whose violin edition was scheduled to be held in November 2021 under the artistic directorship of Renaud Capuçon, has been cancelled. It was due to be one of the most important events in the competition calendar.

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A statement on the competition’s website reads: ‘It is with great regret that the decision to cancel these events was taken, but it must be acknowledged that we had no other choice. As long as the health situation has not returned to normal, it will not be possible for us to resume the organisation of the competitions, a complex task that involves travelling all over the world.

The Foundation is currently studying the possibility of organising “off-public” events involving our former prizewinners, which would be broadcast on our website and through social média, and TV channels dedicated to music.’